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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(7): 648-653
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.073


Effect of Dietary Treatments using Melon Shell on the Hematology of Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822) Fingerlings
E.E. Omovwohwovie1 and J.K. Ekelemu2*
1Department of Fisheries Technology, Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa State
2Department of Fisheries, Delta State University, Asaba Campus, Asaba
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Effect of using diets containing melon shell as replacement on the hematological profile of Clarias gariepinus fingerling was evaluated for twelve weeks. Five diets havimg a GP of 40 % were prepared and their proximate analysis carried out. The melon shell was used to replace maize at 0% (Diet 1), 25% (Diet 2, 50% (Diet 3), 75% (Diet 4), and 100% (Diet 5). Each treatment had three replicates using 30 Clarias gariepinus fingerlings per replicate in concrete tanks measuring 1m x 1m x 1m. The fingerlings were fed at 3% body weight twice per day for 12 weeks. Data obtained were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the new Duncan’s multiple range test (NDMRT) and Pearson’s correlation matrix. Results obtained showed blood parameters (PVC, HB, RBC, WBC, and Plasma protein) were significantly different (P<0.05) among experimental fishes. Higher level of PCV, WBC were observed in fish fed Diet 5, while Hb, RBC and plasma protein were higher in fishes fed Diet 4. The findings showed significant difference (P<0.05) in the hematological values of experimental fish with increase in the replacement level of melon shell in the diets. This did not however negatively affect the condition factor (K) and heath status of the fish.


Keywords: Diets,melon shell, treatments, hematology, fingerlings.
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Omovwohwovie, E.E., and Ekelemu, J.K. 2016.  Effect of Dietary Treatments using Melon Shell on the Hematology of Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1822) FingerlingsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(7): 648-653. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.507.073